HBU Vocal Camp

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$130.00 Covers cost of music and meals
($200 after June 15)

$  75.00 All-State Choir Members

No refunds after June 15, 2016

John Yarrington
(281) 649-3027


July 11-14, 2016

John Yarrington
Professor of Music at HBU

Outstanding Section Leaders from Local High Schools

“Attending the HBU Vocal Camp has put me in a great position for making the All-State choir.”
  • Learn your All-State music (9th-12th grades for the upcoming school year) quickly and well with outstanding area professionals
  • Work under the baton of Dr. John Yarrington, chair of choral activities at HBU
  • This is a “Day-Camp” schedule— allows freedom for work or evening activities


Vocal Camp Schedule

Mon, July 11
  • 9:30 a.m. Meeting of clinicians, accompanists and student assistants (Belin Chapel)
  • 10:30 a.m. Orientation (Dunham Theater, Morris Cultural Arts Center)
  • 11:00 a.m. Full Rehearsal
  • 12 noon Lunch (included in fee)
  • 1:30 p.m. Sectionals
  • 4:30 p.m. Dismissal

  • 9:00 a.m. Vocal Warm-up
  • 9:30 a.m. Full Rehearsal
  • 11:00 a.m. Sectionals
  • 12:00 noon Lunch (included in fee)
  • 1:30 p.m. Sectionals
  • 2:30 p.m. Full Rehearsal
  • 4:30 p.m. Dismissal

Thurs afternoon
  • 5:00 p.m. Informal Concert in Dunham Theater

About Dr. John Yarrington:

Dr. John Yarrington, Professor of Music at HBUDr. John Yarrington is in his fifteenth year at Houston Baptist University where he directs the choral ensembles. Additionally, Dr. Yarrington directs the Chancel Choir of the First Presbyterian Church of Houston. In January, 2008, Dr. Yarrington was the director of the Texas Public Schools Mixed Honor Choir in San Antonio, Texas. His choral compositions are published by Abingdon Press, G.I.A. Morning Star and Choristers Guild. He is author of Somebody's Got My Robe, Somebody's Got My Hymnal, and Have We Had This Conversation published by Abingdon Press. The fall of 2007 saw the opening of a Morris Cultural Arts Center with a 1200 seat theater and a 350 seat chapel. Opening activities during the week of October 8, featured the HBU Choral Union, the Houston Civic Symphony, Schola Cantorum, and additional brass and orchestral musicians from across the city. Over his tenure, HBU has welcomed some of the most outstanding names in the field of choral music, including, ALICE PARKER, MORTEN LAURIDSEN, JAMES JORDAN, DANIEL GAWTHROP, and DANIEL FORREST. On February 8, 2008, the combined choral forces, percussion and brass, and the Chancel Choir from the First Presbyterian Church, presented an evening of "The Music of Daniel Forrest" including the premiere of Arise, Shine. Of his work with the HBU choirs, composer, Moerten Lauridsen, wrote: "this was among the finest, both on a college and professional level. Their sense of pitch, vocal color and interpretation of the music is very high."

If you are interested in joining an outstanding program of choral music where "everybody knows your name" and where you get to rub shoulders with some of the top music makers in the country, then... HBU'S FOR YOU!

The curricula in music at Houston Baptist University are designed to provide the specialization and depth of study necessary for the Performance Major (voice & keyboard) and Music Education Major. The Department of Music provides an artistic environment which offers many professional experiences to students in their areas of specialization. A low student-faculty ratio is maintained which allows for close supervision by a professional. The members of the faculty are active in performance and research, and serve in a leadership capacity for a number of metropolitan arts ensembles and organizations. The training and experience of the faculty is international in scope, and highest standards of teaching are maintained.

Students are admitted to the Department of Music by audition only. Grants-in Aid, College Development Grants, and Choral Scholarship recommendations are made upon the advice of the auditions committee. All HBU students are encouraged to actively participate in a music school ensemble regardless of major.